Weigh Ahead is a free weight management service for individuals aged 15-75 years who are obese or overweight and have previously been unsuccessful in losing weight. It has been specifically developed with the aim of improving an individual’s condition by stabilising their weight or reducing it so that more extreme measures such as bariatric surgery are avoided. It will also help to prevent or reduce the incidence of obesity related illness.
This will be achieved by providing a 12 week programme of intensive, personal support, and the introduction of behaviour change strategies to encourage dietary and physical activity modifications that will result in a gradual reduction in weight over a long term period.
The service will be delivered by a range of qualified health professionals who are all experienced in supporting people with weight management issues.